The Tasting Room - CITYCENTRE
There’s no better place to enjoy fine wines, craft cocktails and food in a relaxing atmosphere featuring nightly live music performances.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11AM – 12AM
Saturday – Sunday Brunch: 11AM – 3:45PM
The Tasting Room at CITYCENTRE is in the heart of Houston’s CITYCENTRE shopping & dining mecca. This location boasts over 7,000 sq. ft. of interior space & over 6,000 sq. ft. of patio space, offering a variety of spaces & configurations for any sized event. We also offer off-premise catering.View Private Dining Details
This is one brunch restaurant where you won’t have to worry about over-eating Absolutely the smallest portions. I had crabmeat eggs Benedict and daughter had eggs with salmon. There were maybe 2 teaspoons (that’s being generous!) of crab on each of my 2 small toasts and a paper thin slice of salmon on my daughters. Seevice was slow and we had to ask for our check - oh, and we were the only people in the restaurant at the time. Maybe everyone else already knew what we learned: Pricy food, tiny portions and so-so service
My folks were in from out of town. We enjoyed the House Red, cheese board, Champagne salad, burger and teuffle fries. The band did a great job and our server DeeDee was very patient and made wonderful suggestions. We will return!
Nice atmosphere and decent live music. Service was attentive, but the food was not good value for money. Steaks were overdone (they remade them, which was appreciated), but in general the quality wasn’t worth prices.
Used to serve great wines with expert waiters. No more - unfortunately.
It was my first time at this location, I usually go to the Galleria and I was surprised, it was beautiful we loved it...
Could have been better. More private message left for The Tasting Room management.
Food was very good however service was average. In addition, the section in which we sat had no air conditioning so my whole party was hot the whole time (waiter said it was broken).
Food mediocre at best. Will not return again. Wine choices also subpar.
The food was excellent as was the service. If you like wine, stay away from the house wines, we each tried one and they both tasted like grape juice. We had one more wine off the full wine list and it was very good.
It was a slow start to the day with only 3 other tables filled but that allowed our server to pay close attention us and help make a few great recommendations for brunch. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
It was for our first anniversary and we were given a lovely corner table and taken such good care of! They even brought us complimentary champagne to toast!
Waiter was bad everything else was good
Server made our first experience horrible. He didn’t explain the menu, didn’t suggest nor offer us wines to sample and Didn’t check on us to refill our glasses or ensure we were Satisfied
The food was good. The wine menu was also good. But the wine knowledge displayed by the staff was not nearly as good as it should have been. The staff gave us fairly stock wine recommendations that had little to do with our preferences or our food choices. For a normal restaurant, I think that poor level of wine appreciation is somewhat understandable. But this restaurant should be better.
I went there for Sunday brunch. My arrival was 11:30, but didn’t get my food until 45 minutes later. Mind you, the restaurant was dead and there were only a few people in the restaurant. A very inefficient and unexperienced waiter was assigned to my table and he kept telling us the food was coming. When I finally complained how long it had been taking he told me that the pizza oven wasn’t warm enough. BS! The restaurant opened at 10 am on Sunday and the kitchen wasn’t up and running yet? The place is pathetic! No wonder people stopped going to the location.
I really enjoy the Tasting Room. It is one of my favorite spots. I would suggest it to anyone.
A fun location for some good wine and a quick bite! They have a good wine list, their food selections pair nicely with wine, and the service was fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive and engaging. She also explained that even bottles of wine that don't offer "by the glass" on their menu can still be opened if you have at least two glasses from that bottle (perfect for couples who want to try a variety of wines). We will definitely be back!
Not the usual standard
Great service! Lovelynight
Always good service , good food, good drinks & wine. Our new favorite place w/ great live music
Good drinks, vast wine selection & a rocking band, The Stan G Band. Bring those guys back, pleaseee! Rico did a great job serving us @ our pace , which was slow. Perfect! Definitely coming back!!
Some serious and well made food dishes. Wine is a strength. Nice distribution of choices with some value wines included. Too loud but enjoyable. I’ll be back.
Ambience was great, food excellent and service was very attentive.
The atmosphere was bright, full of life, but at the same time EXTREMELY loud and hard to hear, think or carry on a conversation with my fiance.
We ordered two appetizers, the Bruschetta and Truffle Fries:
Brushetta: the bread was soggy from the oils/spreads as it was not grilled enough before toppings were added. Maybe the dice tomatoes weren't drained enough. I've had much better.
Truffle fries: Tasted like normal fries with some seasoning, and light sprinkle of cheese. No trace of truffle whatsoever which was the main reason we ordered them.
We ordered two Entres, two different salads:
Champagne: Dry and lacking much flavor. Nothing stood out other than the tasting of greens.
TTR: Dry and lacking much flavor. Nothing stood out other than the tasting of greens.
The service was the best part of the experience *
Great venue and would recommend to anyone that wants a great establishment to attend for dinner.
Bad service, always out of drinks. Table was not worked at a Tasting Room Standard
Low key atmosphere with great appetizers and entrees. Extensive wine selection and full bar a plus. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
The service (Chris) and the food were fantastic.
The great live music was a little loud and parking is tough.
Service was slow and sporadic
At first no one paid attention to us. For at least 10 minutes. A waitress noticed we were upset and she came to tend to us. She made up for the first 10 minutes- she was exceptional 👌🏼
Had a wonderful experience would definitely go back. The food was awesome and the service!
Our waitress was wonderful. Scallops and cheeseboard were perfection.
My visit was pretty useless. The menu is pretty terrible now. My cousin is allergic to eggs and literally everything on the brunch menu contains eggs and no alternatives. Don't suggest a salad because if she wanted a salad that's what she would've ordered from the beginning. I just don't really like the place any longer.
The ambiance was the main reason for me having a birthday brunch here with my friends. We had a great experience and will be sure to come back when in the area.
The food was incredible, our group of 6 ordered a variety from the menu and everything came out great. Our server had a great attitude, however he was not familiar with the wines and said be would send someone over who could help, also said we could order a custom wine flight, but then came back and said they couldn't do that. And the promised person knowledgeable about wines never came to the table. I blame the management for their poor training of staff. When the food was brought out, the runner delivered the steak dishes without being able to tell us which was cooked medium and which was medium rare. Again, very poor training by management.
Always a great place to meet with friends or colleagues
When the weather is nice, we like to sit on the outside patio because it's usually quieter and we can talk. The patio was LOUDER than inside the restaurant due to several speakers in the area. Music was turned up so loud we had to raise our voices in order to hear each other. Requests to turn the volume down were ignored.
Although usually booked for business meals, this place is great for date nights, too.
Early close due to Harvey curfew may have had a low number of filled tables, however the environment was pleasing and most enjoyable.
We went for Restraunt Week, the menu was generous and delicious. Our service from walking in to leaving was Fabulous! We took our time, as the weather got bad and staff was friendly and patient. Can't wait to go next week!